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  • What: Review of the wish lists for vtkWidget integration and development.
  • When: Nov 4-6, 2010
  • Where: Kitware office in North Carolina (see below)
  • Who: Those involved in or hoping to provide direction and priorities for vtkWidget work for NAMIC.
    • Confirmed: Daniel, Jc, J2
    • Candiates: Nicole, Wendy, Steve, Will, Stephen, Ron
    • Can't go: Kilian, Alex

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  • Start: Thursday, Nov 4 at 9am
  • End: Saturday, Nov 6 at 3pm
  • Day 1
    • Declare users
    • Define use cases
    • Review status in 3.6
    • Review (don't revise yet) plans for beta 4.0
    • Define priority list of features
    • Drink beer
  • Day 2
    • Continue priority list of features
    • Implementation
      • Current approach in VTK
      • Current approach in Slicer
      • Revisions needed
    • Drink beer
  • Day 3
    • Prioritize list of widgets and features
    • Set alpha, beta, and release 1.0 thresholds and dates
    • Drink beer
  • Agenda topic wishlist:
    • Discussion of priorities of features and fixes related to Annotation module
      • vtkDistanceWidget (need to have 3D version of this!) [A]
      • vtkBidimensionalWidget [A]
      • vtkTextWidget [A]
      • vtkSeedWidget [A]
    • Discussion of milestones between now and the All Hands Meeting (which fixes can be available ahead of time for incorporation into the Annotation module)
    • Agreement on timeline for changes in VTK to satisfy the widget wishlist for slicer4 (what's feasible in the next couple months, vs what's going to take longer).
    • What alternatives are there? vtk charts? qt overlays? svg overlays? direct calls to vtk actors?

Visiting Kitware in North Carolina


  • Local Airport: RDU (Raleigh-Durham International Airport)
  • Chapel Hill is about 35 minutes from the airport (50 minutes with "traffic")

Trains, Buses, and Automobiles

  • There are trains and buses from DC and other cities, but they are extremely slow and unreliable.
  • It is a 4.5 hour drive from DC to Chapel hill / Carrboro, NC (Map)

Transportation from Airport


  1. The Franklin Hotel (walking distance to KRS - 0.5 mi)
    1. Walking distance to KRS and UNC (1 mile to each)
    2. Ask for the Kitware Corporate rate: $150-ish (varies)
  2. Carolina Inn
    1. Adjacent to UNC and about 2 miles from Kitware
    2. $170-ish
  3. Days Inn
  4. Sheraton
  5. Holiday Inn
  6. The Siena Hotel

Local Transportation

Directions to KRS ("Kitware Really South")

  • Weaver St Market Building, 101 East Weaver St, Suite G4, Carrboro, NC 27510
  • Google Map
  • Directions for "locals": Park in the lot next to Weaver St Market. Access to the lot is from Main St., and the lot is located across the street from Armadillo Grill. Enter the east end of the Weaver St Market building (glass door nearest the parking lot). Kitware offices (Suite G4) are on the third floor, at the far end of the building (follow the hall).


Draft Timeline & To-Do list


  • AHM, January, 2011